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Novel Extended-Zone High Power WDM Couplers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-14-C-0012
Agency Tracking Number: F13A-T03-0173
Amount: $149,962.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF13-AT03
Solicitation Number: 2013.
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-05-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2014-10-14
Small Business Information
135 South Road, Bedford, MA, -
DUNS: 061931676
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bhabana Pati
 Principal Scientist
 (781) 275-9535
 pati@qpeak.com
Business Contact
 B. Green
Title: President
Phone: (978) 689-0003
Email: green@qpeak.com
Research Institution
 University of Central Florida
 Erin C Blackwell
 PO Box 162700
Orlando, FL, 32816-2700
 (407) 823-4456
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
ABSTRACT: High power and low insertion loss WDM components will be developed. In manufacturing WDM components, solid core fibers in both polarization insensitive and polarization maintaining, will be pursued, along with photonics crystal fiber components. A range of fiber sizes and device specifications will be developed and commercially offered by Q-Peak. The component that we propose to develop in this Phase I program fulfills an important need as an enabling technology specifically for high-power fiber Raman lasers, and can be extended for use in high power fiber lasers in general. High-power Raman lasers, constructed through the combination of multiple fiber lasers, are one of the technologies that the Air Force is exploring for their next generation GuideStar applications. BENEFIT: Q-Peak will offer commercially available high power WDM components as a domestic supplier. Standard components will be offered for sale, along with the ability to offer custom component development and commercial sales of high power WDM components. These components are integral to the continuing development of high power fiber lasers for a range of markets and applications including defense, industrial machining, and select medical applications.

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